A Paul Kerensa Podcast
Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

June 8, 2019

A one-off (or at least very occasional) pop-up podcast with an excerpt from a recent Comedians With Books show, recorded live at The Star Inn with Guildford Fringe. It's a new thrice-yearly hybrid comedy night meets book festival. This panel discussion features anecdotalist Aidan Goatley, relationship ponderer Rosie Wilby & stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, hosted by El Capitan Paul Kerensa.

Come see the next Comedians With Books live! Mon 8th July 2019 at Guildford's Guildhall, with James Cary, Pierre Hollins & Dan Evans, hosted again by PK. https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/comedians-with-books/

The next night, Tue 9th July 2019, new theatre compilation show Three Times Tables hits Guildford's Star Inn: https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/three-times-tables-an-evening-of-new-theatre/ 

Our 3rd Comedians With Books will be on Tue 8th October 2019, at Guildford's Star Inn, acts TBC: https://www.guildfordfringe.com/events-archive/comedians-with-books-2/

More of Paul's gigs: https://www.paulkerensa.com/gigguide.php

And this podcast's books:

Never Eat the Buffet at a Sex Club by Aidan Goatley: http://www.lulu.com/shop/aidan-goatley/never-eat-the-buffett-at-a-sex-club/paperback/product-23532137.html

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monogamy-Dead-Rethinking-Relationships-Century/dp/1786154536

Humble Pi by Matt Parker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humble-Pi-Comedy-Maths-Errors/dp/0241360234

Hark! The Biography of Christmas by Paul Kerensa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hark-Biography-Christmas-Paul-Kerensa/dp/0745980171

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26 Steve Chalke & co -  Beyond the Redgrave

26 Steve Chalke & co - Beyond the Redgrave

January 16, 2019

Can it be? Our final episode? Yes. Yes it is. Stay subscribed for the future podcast that's currently percolating, due to replace this within the year. But for now enjoy 7 final conversational titbits from everyone's favourite 7-sided chat bunker...

- Charity mastermind STEVE CHALKE on his world-record-breaking feud with Sir Steve Redgrave
- BGT semi-finalist NOEL JAMES on televising 'the frog joke'
- Beatboxing champ GAV TYTE on teaches Paul to beatbox using a bag of cabbage
- Nomadic funnyman TONY VINO on Fijian language problems

- Vicar, author & prop-maker CRIS ROGERS on Butlins' secret swimming pool

- Presenting guru LEE JACKSON on why short is tough

- Comedic collator SIMON JENKINS on apocalyptic jumble sales
 
Thanks for listening! Look forward to bringing you something new soon...
 
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Music by Rob Halligan: www.robhalligan.co.uk 

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25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

December 11, 2018

Ho ho whoa! 9 guests?! In a tribute to the 9 Lessons & Carols, Paul our Host of Christmas Past flies his sleigh back through festive history. There are no live guests a-guesting - instead for our penultimate show, Paul has a voice-changer. It's not a great voice-changer, but it means we drop in on influential Christmassy words from:

- Astronaut TOM STAFFORD on pranking NASA 

- Private HENRY WILLIAMSON on sharing tobacco

- Writer CHARLES DICKENS on humbuggery

- Writer WASHINGTON IRVING on Christmas the English way

- Devonian clergyman RICHARD SMART on Christmas the man

- Puritan minister HEZEKIAH WOODWARD on Christmas the heresy

- King HENRY III on Christmas the dinner

- Saint HILARY of POITIERS on the first carol

- Charles M Schulz creation LINUS on the true meaning of Christmas

Phew! One more episode to go, for now. Join us in January. Merry Christmas!

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24 Paul Kerensa & co - We’re Not Here Right Now…

24 Paul Kerensa & co - We’re Not Here Right Now…

November 21, 2018

A stopgap podcast, to report on our temporary absence (due to a busy month), then our permanent absence (to follow early next year after a two-episode send-off). A couple more episodes will follow, then, well, the future's bright - but it may, alas, not be heptagon-shaped.

An update is contained herein, plus snippets of guests from our fnar-fnale to come in January.

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23 Noel James & co - Rhodes? Where we’re going…

23 Noel James & co - Rhodes? Where we’re going…

October 15, 2018
Britain's Got Talent, Storm Troopers, beatboxing, comedy, Rhodes... Welcome to October's pod-party. Mingle with the likes of this lot...
 
- Comedian NOEL JAMES
- Other comedian TONY VINO
- Other other comedian NATHAN RAMSDEN-LOCK
- Storm Trooper/Vicar CRIS ROGERS
- Ship of Fools founder SIMON JENKINS

- Beatboxing tutor GAV TYTE

- Songster & biscuit fiend PAUL BELL  
 
...Your 'Bring A Bottle' contribution is to visit their websites, so seek 'em out online, and while you're there...
 
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22 Rob Parsons & co - Happy Creative New Year!

22 Rob Parsons & co - Happy Creative New Year!

September 14, 2018
It's Creative New Year! Time for new projects and new products, including books, CDs, beatboxing tutorials and just good advice from these 7 wonders of the world...
 
- Care For The Family head honcho and author ROB PARSONS, OBE
- As oh-so-recently seen on This Morning, beatboxing vicar GAV TYTE

- Author and parenting guru KATHARINE HILL

- Songster & biscuit fiend PAUL BELL

- Comedian NATHAN RAMSDEN-LOCK

- Presenting expert LEE JACKSON

- Car Share writer, creator and creative genius TIM REID
 
 
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21 Bennett Arron & co - Play the Theme Tune, Sing the Theme Tune…

21 Bennett Arron & co - Play the Theme Tune, Sing the Theme Tune…

August 1, 2018
Edinburgh Festival Special time... 6 of our 7 guests are heading Fringewards with these googlable shows::
 
- BENNETT ARRON's I've Never Told Anyone This & Heard the One About Identity Theft?

- JAMES COOK's Boardgame Smackdown

- ANNA NICHOLSON: Woman of the Year
- MARK RITCHIE: Bob's Not My Uncle & Other Devastating Truths
- PIPPA EVANS in Brexit 2 & Showstoppers

- DOMINIC FRISBY's Financial Game Show

+
- non-Edinburghing but he's given us our theme song so he can do what he likes, ROB HALLIGAN 
 
Hear tales of upper-class rapping duels, irritating drinks machines, and what's behind the shows being performed by this month's magnificent 7.
 

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Music by Rob Halligan: www.robhalligan.co.uk 
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20 Pippa Evans & co - Temper Temperance

20 Pippa Evans & co - Temper Temperance

July 2, 2018
4 comedians + 3 authors = a heatwave of guests. This magnificent 7 are:
 
- Radio 4 songstress and improvxpert PIPPA EVANS
- Jewelsh comedian BENNETT ARRON
- Nomadic funnyman TONY VINO
- Comedy magician and mag editor STEVE LEGG
- Mega-author ROB PARSONS
- Parenting guru KATHARINE HILL
- Pro speaker trainer chap LEE JACKSON
 
 
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19 Greatest Story Ever Toured special minisode

19 Greatest Story Ever Toured special minisode

June 5, 2018
A sort of advertourial one-off minisode opens season 3 - because I'm plugging my own tour: The Greatest Story Ever Toured. This time all 7 guests are from the show that we're taking around the land, skilfully unlocking, awkwardly rapping and generally tinkering with bits of Bible. Our 7 guests are:
 
- Theologian and daddy of The Bible Course, Dr ANDREW
- CATH, the Welshest person ever & glorious leader of a cappella troupe Sound of Wales
- Sound of Wales man, MATT
- Sound of Wales intern AMY
- Sound of Wales non-intern non-man MEG 
- Tour producer and all-round good egg ROB
- + Bible Society Head of Comms and person-in-charge of the tour, RACHEL
 
Tour comes (so far) to Reigate, Guildford, Chester, Hull, Tunbridge Wells, Bristol, Exeter + Wimborne. Details: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/the-bible-course-on-tour/
 
Next time, more varied guests!
 
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18 Justin Edwards & co - Do Play The Ferryman (Not A Tree)

18 Justin Edwards & co - Do Play The Ferryman (Not A Tree)

January 23, 2018
One more ep before the end of season 2 - this time on acting in Paddington 2, and The Ferryman, and playing a tree. Plus the state of the comedy industry, what links baseball and Lost, the return of our Heptagon Club Question of Questions, and more on how YOU yes YOU can be involved for next season...
 
- Actor JUSTIN EDWARDS from The Death of Stalin, Paddington 2, The Man Who Invented Christmas and now The Ferryman
- Comic extraordinaire JOE LYCETT learns Italian
- Comedian MATT GREEN on Extras, adverts and the changing UK comedy circuit
- Baseball expert BRANDON ISLEIB with his equation for media popularity

- & Actors CAMERON POTTS, ANNA NICHOLSON and ANNA NEWCOME try and remember wonders of the world and dwarf names

 
 
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